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2008 NHL Draft: Luca Sbisa

Tuesday, 06.10.2008 / 4:18 PM ET / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Luca Sbisa
Leading up to the 2008 draft, Flordiapanthers.com will be highlighting some of the top prospects to look out for. Could the Panthers draft one of these players with their pick in the second round or might they move up to grab one of these top players to further bolster their system and hope they contribute to the big club one day?

Each week day, we'll take a look at three prospects and get Panthers Director of Amateur Scouting Scott Luce's opinion on each of them.

2008 NHL Entry Draft Site


    Luca Sbisa
    Rank: No. 12 (North American)
    Position: Defense
    Height/Weight: 6-2, 190 pounds
    D.O.B: Jan. 30, 1990


STATISTICS
Season
Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Lethbridge WHL 62 6 27 33 63
 
THE SKINNY

Named Lethbridge Hurricanes Rookie of the Year. Led all WHL defensemen through first two rounds of the playoffs, recording 13 points (10 assists) in 11 games. Represented Switzerland in the 2008 World Junior Championships and the 2007 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial. Participated in CHL Top Prospects Game.

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS

Smart player who moves the puck at the right time and carries the puck correctly. Supports the rush and is adjusting very well to North American game. Sometimes too poised. His calmness with the puck can be misinterpreted as either slowness or laziness, but that’s not the case. Needs to improve when under a hard forecheck.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS

Two-way defenseman with some offensive upside. Good puck skills.

FAVORITES

NHL Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Player: Toronto’s Mats Sundin
Shootout move: “fake shot, move right and then left”
Practice Drill: “one where I can shoot a lot”
Video Game: NHL ‘08
Movie: Hitch
TV Show: Desperate Housewives and Family Guy
Actor: Adam Sandler
Group: Coldplay
Food to cook: Pasta
Sport (other than hockey): Golf
Toy growing up: Little toy train
Place to shop: Abercrombie and Fitch
Place to visit: Dubai

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 72 13 34 8 47
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 74 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 70 13 26 -3 39
B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 74 11 24 11 35
J. Hayes 65 18 13 -5 31
A. Barkov 64 14 17 -2 31
B. Campbell 75 3 21 2 24
B. Pirri 42 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 12 .921 2.33
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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